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Some Must Know Plumbing Tips for New and existing Home Owners

Plumbing is something that can sometimes be ignored but plays an important role in many activities throughout the home. After purchasing a new house, it is intelligent for the owner to take stock of what devices and areas of their property utilize plumbing and to gain a basic knowledge of some steps that can be taken to keep their appliances and other water-based systems in great condition. The following are a few tips that can help new home owners prevent costly mistakes.

Major Appliances

Large appliances, such as dishwashers and laundry machines, make day to day living easier and more convenient. For this reason, routine maintenance and understanding of how the plumbing system in your house interacts with them is important for every homeowner. For example, when operating your dishwasher or washing machine, it is a good idea to wait until evening - when the house's water will not be diverted elsewhere.

This will protect water temperature and allow for higher pressure to be delivered to the machine. Check that all hoses and valves are leak free and tight, and that they are free of signs of compromised pipe integrity. An appliance leak can lead to the degradation of the appliance and the possibility of mold, so examining your machines is an important task.

Drains and Disposal Systems

Taking care of sink drains and disposal systems is also very important. Never dispose oils, fats or greasy things in the drain, as they can clot inside of the pipes and become hard-to-remove clogs in the future. Another good way to prevent clogging is to equip each drain with a strainer. This will prevent the gradual buildup of small particles and hair inside of the house's pipes and will keep the drain in working condition with much less maintenance.

Garbage disposals can be a great way to remove waste from your countertop, but it is important to be aware of their limitations. Though the name implies the systems can handle almost any garbage, in truth there are very particular things that should and should not be deposited into the disposal. Waste that is not easily ground, such as coarse peels, plastics, bones, hard items, or rinds should be avoided, as they can damage the blades and clog the drain. When putting softer foods into the disposal, be sure to turn it on prior to depositing the waste. This will assist the machine in crushing the leftovers.

Toilet Tips

Looking after toilets in the house is very important to avoid costly issues in the future. Below is list of some tips to follow to assure toilets are functioning properly.

  • Don’t use your toilet as a garbage can. Never flush cotton swabs, cotton balls, hair, facial scrub pads, diapers, wipes, sanitary products or similar items down the toilet. These items will not easily dissolve and are responsible for most clogs.
  • Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add six drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes.
  • Inspect the tank and bowl for cracks or leaks. 
  • Make sure toilets flush properly. If the handle must be held down for a thorough flush or jiggled to stop the water from running, you may need to replace worn tank parts. They're inexpensive and you'll notice a lower water bill once they're replaced.
  • Check to see how fast the toilet flushes.

Sink Repair/Replacement Parts

In attached photo, are every single part assembled in your household sinks, this will be useful if you face any sink issue to find out where the problem is arising from.

Preventative Maintenance

Basic preventative maintenance can help you avoid serious plumbing problems. Here are some ways you can ensure your plumbing system is functioning properly and effectively.

To find out more, contact Ray Expert Plumbers hotline (416)876-66-79 to schedule a free inspection/estimation of your residential or commercial plumbing system.

Preventative maintenance is always a great way to avoid major home repair costs in the long run. Our certified Plumbers at Ray carefully inspect your Residential or Commercial Plumbing systems for safety and operational concerns. On top our plumbers at Ray clean and tune your water heater to ensure it is operating suitably and efficiently.

Some of the Benefits of preventative maintenance include:

  • Increases water heater efficiency and improves its safety
  • Improves plumbing performance
  • Helps prevent plumbing problems
  • Extends water heater lifespan

Turn off those Taps

A dripping tap is more than just an annoying sound; it can waste up to 15 gallons of water per day and add approximately $100 to your yearly water bill. To avoid wasting precious water, make sure you turn your taps off all the way. If a fully closed tap continues to leak, have it repaired or replaced. Investing in plumbing maintenance now will help you save money in the long run.

Expose Hidden Leaks

Not all water leaks can be spotted with the naked eye. Some leaks are hidden and require some detective work on the part of the property owner to be found. To determine if your home or office has any hidden leaks, check your water meter before and after a specific period of time when no water has been used. If the meter has changed, there may be a leak lurking somewhere in your home or office.

Don't Neglect your Drains

Drains are often overlooked until they become clogged and no longer work effectively. To keep your drains in working order and avoid unwanted build-up, pour a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down them on a monthly basis. In the bathroom, use strainers in the sink and bathtub drains to keep hair and soap out of your pipes. Avoid using harsh chemical drain cleaners as they are harmful to the environment and can damage your pipes. Ray Plumbers can fix this at very low cost and prevent higher costs and emergency issues in the future.

Look after Leaking Toilets

Your toilets can be the home's of office's biggest water waster, with toilet flushing accounting for 30 percent of daily home/office water usage. To test your toilet for leaks, drop some food coloring into the tank. If the color seeps into the toilet bowl within 10 to 15 minutes, your toilet has a leak. Prevent unnecessary water-loss by ensuring your toilet is leak-free. Call Ray Plumbers for Free Estimation.

Listen to your Toilet

If your toilet is making a gurgling noise, your home might be experiencing main drain problems. If the main drain was installed prior to 1980, there is a good chance it is made of clay and therefore easily penetrated by tree roots. A 'gurgling toilet' and wet marks around floor drains are early indications that underground roots are growing and placing pressure on your pipes. Listen to your toilet and have Ray Professional Plumbers fix the problem before your pipes break and must be replaced.

Summer Plumbing Hints Recommendations

The transition to spring and summer is amazing, but it’s also the time to take action to avoid potential problems with your plumbing and drain systems. Here are some tips from Ray Plumbing to get your home in shape for warm weather along with saving energy and money.

More outdoor fun means more dirty clothes. Be sure to check your washing machine hoses for bulges, leaks or cracks and be sure to remove drier lint regularly. Also, move your machine at least four inches from the wall to prevent hose kinking and damage, and never leave your home while the washer is running. Remember–washing machine hoses should be replaced approximately every three years.

In humid weather, your duct work may sweat and make condensate. This can cause a backup if the drains are not clear. Leaks in the seams can also cause condensation. If you have an upper floor installation, be sure there is no water in the drain pan. If there is water, call for help as it could save your ceiling.

Be careful what you put down your kitchen disposal after your cookout. Most are not equipped to handle corn husks, celery, banana peels and other fibrous or “stringy” foods. Some other items to stay away from are fats or cooking oils because they form clots in the pipes. Run cold water at full pressure for 15 seconds before and after you put anything down the disposal to flush it through. Never put instant stuffing, potato mixes or similar “just-add-water” foods down the drain—they’ll create an instant clog when you add water.
Save money and energy while you are away from home during vacation times. Turn down the temperature of your water heater.

Sewer line backups are common this time of year-Spring & Summer- due to summer rainwater entering sewer pipes via cracks. New tree root growth from the spring can also cause sewer backup issues as roots are drawn toward the sewer line as a source of nutrition. Have a plumber inspect your sewer line pipes to let you know if you are susceptible to a sewer line backup problem or if damage has already occurred. In either situation, your plumber will be able to help you determine the best treatment option for proper drain cleaning.

Fall Season Plumbing Tips

Fall is coming and you know what that means – for us living in Toronto, winter will be here before you can imagine. Right now is a great time to make sure your home is prepared for the cold, Below are some other plumbing tips for the season:

Disconnect and Store Outdoor Hoses: Make sure all of your water spigots are turned off, then disconnect your outdoor hoses. If temperatures get down to freezing and your hoses are still connected, the water inside could freeze and cause problems for your indoor pipes.

Clean Gutters Regularly: Fall means lots of pretty-colored leaves, however, many of those leaves could end up in your gutters. If your gutters aren’t cleaned out on a regular basis, those leaves could pile up and cause major problems once winter hits. Gutters which are clogged with garbage could prevent water from draining correctly (which means water could end up leaking into your home).

Insulate Exposed Pipes: Take a look around your home and note any pipes that are exposed to the air. These pipes have a greater chance of freezing and bursting during cold temperatures, so make sure you insulate them properly in order to keep them warm.

Clean Out Your Septic System: Many people forget about their septic systems, and fall is a great time to give yours a thorough cleaning. Have your septic tank pumped and your sewer line snaked to remove any built-up debris and prevent clogs during the winter. Cleaning your septic system can be tough to do yourself, so trust a local plumbing professional to do to the job right.

Flush Your Water Heater: Since you water heater works harder during the cold months, flush it out before winter sets in. This will help get rid of build-up, which can cause corrosion and reduce the water heater’s efficiency. Check with the manufacturer of your water heater for instructions on how to properly flush it.

Shower Tips

If the water pressure is very reduced and poor in your shower it may be due to lime-scale build up. Always clean your shower heads every three months. If the scale is too bad it may be an idea to get either a new hose, or a new shower head.

The simplest but sometimes the most stubborn clogs. Occasionally, hair will collect at the drain, but more often, it will be deep inside the pipes. Problems can often be prevented here by installing a supplemental screen in the drain to prevent any hair from passing through.

 

To prevent any unexpected issue, Certified Plumbers at Ray Plumbing Company can assure proper maintenance of your home plumbing service.

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